Back in the summer, I received an email from a woman who is a photographer. She asked if I would be willing to donate a bonnet and dress set for a photo shoot she was going to do with one year olds. Well, I couldn't very well loan her the dress, because I couldn't sell … Continue reading I’m So Excited!!!
I'm not sure if this happens to you or not, but I thought I'd ask. Do you ever get one of those "Aha" moments? You know, the ones where you keep looking at something, and one day, it's different? Like a route you've been taking for years, and you notice a special tree or sign … Continue reading Ever Get One of Those “Aha” Moments?
Having nothing to do, nothing to create, but thinking of Spring when I can get outside and hang my clothes on the clothesline, yesterday I came up with an idea. It took away the doldrums, prepared me for the Nor'Easter that hit this morning, and now I feel much better. My favorite is the yellow, … Continue reading What the Nor’Easter Brought
Do you like to write in a journal? Is your journal a pretty one, with pinks, bits of ribbon, lots of mixed media? Or is your journal one that's in an old notebook with lined pages, lots of drawings, etc.? I have lots of journals. Or should I say, about four. Most of them are … Continue reading Today it’s About Journals and Journaling
I'm intensely horrified and deeply saddened with the events over this last week. As an American, I'm ashamed as to how my country is no longer the strong country it was. What was, in my childhood, a proud place to live has now become a battleground over racism and violence. Growing up in California, of … Continue reading This Past Week in Retrospect
Here's an item. Recently I went to my small town grocery store, a very quaint country store run by Mennonite women, and filled with shelves of bulk foods. The store is not too far from my home. And on the glass entry door, along with other ads for lost pets, babysitting, etc., was the following … Continue reading You Know You’re in a Small Town When…
Set out in a cardboard box. Went through the mail all along the way, To someone I hope who loves them alot. I was sad to see them go, Off on their little trek. But the delight in the receiver's face aglow Would be enough for me to say, "What the heck?" Yes, I sold it. … Continue reading Winken, Blinken and Nod One Day….
If you're as old as I am, you'll remember the cereal boxes that would have great offers inside. They could range from a toy plastic action figure to even free tickets to some semi-obscure amusement park. Personally, I liked the toys the best. And as always, the commercials would inundate the TV with loud dialogue, … Continue reading Specially Marked Package(s)